AADOM Presents Ninth Annual GREEN LEADER AWARD to Artisan Dental’s Rochelle Guastella

AADOM Presents Ninth Annual GREEN LEADER AWARD to Artisan Dental‘s Rochelle Guastella
Award Part of AADOM’S Green Leader Initiative, Funded by Henry Schein Cares Foundation 
MELVILLE, N.Y., November 2, 2021 – Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) joined the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) to announce that Rochelle Guastella, Director of Business Development at Artisan Dental in Madison, Wisconsin has been selected as the recipient of AADOM’s ninth annual Green Leader award. Ms. Guastella was presented the award by Lorie Streeter, Vice President, AADOM and Frank Semo, Senior Manager, Practice Services, Henry Schein Dental at the recent 2021 AADOM Conference in Orlando, Florida. 

Made possible by a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, AADOM created the award as part of its Green Leader Initiative, which aims to empower practice managers to reduce their practices’ environmental footprint and lead their teams in becoming part of dentistry’s green future. 

“The practical things such as recycling throughout the office and reducing energy that this year’s green leader and her practice have implemented that are making a big impact, said Lorie Streeter, Vice President, AADOM. “We were thoroughly impressed by these huge green steps to protect the environment:

– Through Ms. Guastella’s leadership Artisan Dental began offering dental services powered by 100% renewable electricity in 2015.
– Team members are offered a $1.00 per day subsidy/incentive to use low carbon forms of alternative transportation to travel to and from work. This incentive applies to car-pooling, biking, walking, public transport, electric vehicles, skateboarding, etc.
– Our 2021 Green Leader introduced the Artisan Dental Sustainable Supplier survey and Supplier Code of Conduct to gather a better sense of how supply chains are managing and creating impact in their spheres of influence. Environmental, social and economic sustainability educational resources were also shared with each of their suppliers.”

“On behalf of the entire Henry Schein Dental family I’d like to express my sincerest level of gratitude to both AADOM and all AADOM members. The Henry Schein Cares Foundation is pleased to join with the AADOM to present Ms. Guastella with the ninth annual Green Leader Award. Henry Schein strives to serve our communities and we take seriously our effort to encourage sustainable practices to maintain and preserve our environment because a healthy environment means a healthier community. The AADOM Green Leader represents our core values and our mission of Doing Well by Doing Good,” said Frank Semo, Senior Manager, Practice Services at Henry Schein Dental.

“On behalf of the entire team at Artisan Dental, my heartfelt thanks go out to both Henry Schein Cares and AADOM for this incredible honor!” said Ms. Guastella. “This is a wonderful platform to spotlight the importance of sustainability in our everyday efforts in the dental industry. I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to share our story with others that are interested in pursuing their own sustainability goals. The real impact comes when we all work together, sharing information and ideas to inspire others to make the world a better place.”

“We are so thankful for the Henry Schein Cares Foundation and their continued support of this initiative to recognize our members and their efforts to create a more environmentally friendly practice” said Heather Colicchio, Founder, and President, AADOM. “It is important to us at AADOM to highlight the members who exemplify eco-friendly practices in their dental office, and we are so happy to present Ms. Guastella with the Green Leader Award.”

AADOM’s mission is to provide its members with resources, education, and networking opportunities to help them achieve the highest level of professional development. It is the nation’s largest educational and networking association dedicated to serving dental practice management professionals, and AADOM fosters companionship and support for dental office managers.

For more information about AADOM, visit www.dentalmanagers.com or call 732.842.9977.